Roundup: Could Bryce Love make a run at the Heisman Trophy?
Jon Wilner ponders whether or not Bryce Love could have a Christian McCaffrey-esque Heisman campaign. He thinks it’s unlikely, mainly because Stanford plays a ton of night games and doesn’t have a veteran quarterback in Kevin Hogan who knows the offense in and out, but after what he did against UCLA? Maybe…
Bruce Pascoe writes about what Book Richardson’s federal indictment could mean for Arizona men’s basketball. Richardson was one of four college basketball assistants arrested on fraud and bribery charges as part of an FBI investigation.
There are new details on the death of Rashaan Salaam, the former Colorado running back who fatally shot himself Dec. 5. Brent Schrotenboer of USA TODAY Sports has the story, thanks to Boulder police providing the publication with an 86-page report of their investigation on Salaam’s death and a conversation with Salaam’s former girlfriend.
Zach Helfand of the Los Angeles Times reports that USC receiver Deontay Burnett has a shoulder injury and is currently “day to day,” according to head coach Clay Helton.
With 42 flags in four games, the 2017 Oregon football team is one of the most penalized Pac-12 teams this century (The Oregonian/OregonLive). The Ducks are tied with 2001 Washington State for eighth-most penalties committed through four games (2014 Oregon State and 2003 Washington State take the cake with 46).
A total of 68 Arizona State student-athletes are members of Barrett, The Honors College at ASU, which is a school record (TheSunDevils.com). A round of applause for these #ScholarBallers.
Utah women’s soccer’s Carly Nelson was named Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week on Tuesday after making a career-high 10 saves (including a PK stop in the 88th minute) in a shutout of defending national champion USC on Saturday (The Salt Lake Tribune).
Danny Moran notes that Oregon State wants to get tight end Noah Togiai more involved in the passing game. Togiai had 12 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown over the first two weeks of the season but has just two catches for 18 yards and a fumble since (last two games).
Thuc Nhi Nguyen details UCLA wide receiver Jordan Lasley’s maturation process. Lasley is coming off an 11-catch, 158-yard performance against Stanford.
Percy Allen of The Seattle Times gives Washington fans a first look at the upcoming Oregon State game.
Peep this preview of “The Drive,” which features Cal defensive end James Looney talking about how his hair gives him power on the football field.
Our Yogi Roth breaks down the USC-Washington State game, a Friday night battle of undefeated top-20 teams. Should be a great one.